Performance Metrics Up the Ante for Doing Business With K-12 Schools

Two Cleveland School Leaders Outline How the District Holds Companies Accountable for Raising Achievement

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Educators increasingly find themselves held to performance expectations that are reflected in students’ test scores. Now, some of them are determined to share that responsibility with the companies that pledge to help students make progress.

Ohio’s Cleveland Metropolitan school system is a strong case in point. District leaders expect their vendor partners to align themselves to the same accountability metrics Cleveland educators must meet.

It’s not enough for an ed-tech provider to make marketing promises that its product will move the academic needle in a specific subject.

The district wants to know specifics and see results.

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